The Shrine of Remembrance was founded in 1934 as the National War Memorial of Victoria. Our purpose, vision, mission and people are at the heart of everything we do.
The Shrine’s enduring purpose is to be a memorial honouring the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, peacemaking and peacekeeping.
We do this by:
- engaging more than one million people annually as visitors and participants in our commemorative and education programs
- conducting more than 200 commemorative ceremonies each year, including major Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services
- developing and delivering high quality education and learning programs to students and communities across Victoria
Vision, mission and values
That all Victorians remember, value and commemorate service and sacrifice.
To engage all Victorians in commemoration through reflection, ceremony, education and learning.
In all our dealings with the service community, students, tourists and other visitors, staff and volunteers are committed to the values of integrity, loyalty, service, respect and inclusion.
History of the Shrine
Learn why the Shrine was built. Who built it and what inspired its design? Follow a timeline of the Shrine’s history and view a gallery of historical photos.
Photography and filming
The Shrine’s image is protected by law. Learn about permitted uses and the application process for commercial photography.
Media activities at the Shrine and how to make enquiries for Shrine events and exhibitions.
Reviewed 19 November 2020